Daugavpils Shot Factory

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Daugavpils Shot Factory
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Being in the remote location of Europe, site has preserved unique evidence of living history of industrial era. It is opened to visitors since late 2012. Factory uses technologies invented in 1782 and you'll have a chance to explore them all. Daugavpils Shot Tower Museum gained prestigious 3rd place award in the European Cultural Tourism network (ECTN) contest “Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism – 2015″ and is highly favored by its guests.
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David B
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Dsr
Sep 2021 • Couples
Very informative and interested tour. The guide showed us the whole factory and we where allowed to the top floor. Definitely worth a visit.
Written October 2, 2021
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Francis D
Montreal, Canada1,845 contributions
Awesome tour guide and special place
Aug 2020
This is a very special place, as there were not so many lead bullet factories in operation in the world... let alone some that are still working the same way as they used to in the 19th century.

The place looks great, feeling very industrial and rustic.
You get to learn all about the process of lead bullet manufacturing... and the process is definitely not what I expected it to be.
The equipment is still working, of course, and you get to see most of the items being turned on and operated for you to better understand it.

Our guide (English tour on 2020-08-21) was awesome. He showed a lot of passion and was very good at getting his interest across. He also was very knowledgeable of the fortress and Daugavpils in general.

With the visit entrance fee (5.50 EUR) is included one (1) shot of a pneumatic gun with bullets manufactured at the factory.
Unfortunately, the person operating the shooting range on the day of our visit was not so kind and friendly. He clearly was not interested in explaining us the shooting process and spent wayyyyyy too much time over the reloading process of the gun. Come on, we are two in your museum and we get one (1) shot included... don't lose us with the details of reloading a gun for 20 minutes. If we are interested in buying more rounds (which is an option for a few EUR extras), then you can spend some time explaining this process to us, with the desired level of detail, as we would have shown interest. Instead, he made us lose ours totally and we shot our shot and left with no intention whatsoever to spend more time with this man. Sadly.

For an extra 1.50 EUR, you can climb the 120 steps to get to the top of the tower to see the melting setup and to have nice views of Daugavpils. If you are fit to climb it, it is worth it, no doubt.

There is only one (1) English tour offered every day, at 13h00. Reservations required. Photographs allowers.
All in all, expect about 2 hours in this place.
Written August 24, 2020
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Janita Ķ
Latvia2 contributions
Must see
Jul 2020 • Family
The best guide I have ever seen - Pavels. I'm not interested in shots, but I really loved this tour. Great view to the city.
Written July 26, 2020
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Matīss R
8 contributions
Excellent attraction. Suggested to every visitor of Daugavpils!
May 2020
Only shot factory in Baltic states. Excellent guide - Pavels. Full of charism and humour. Lead us through all details of producing shots in funny way! Highly suggested to everyone!
Written May 31, 2020
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Eva_H_LV
Riga, Latvia201 contributions
Must-see in Daugavpils
May 2020 • Couples
Amazing building and brilliant guide, highly recommended, one of the best and most interesting places in Daugavpils. Opportunity to shoot yourself and lovely view from tower.
Written May 19, 2020
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bluebingo52
Colorado Springs, CO69 contributions
A history lesson worth taking
Oct 2019 • Couples
In existence since the late 1800’s and long before humans understood the impacts of dangerous chemicals and gases, this museum shows the lengths man went through to produce weapons. Still is operation today,the physical demands of this short tour are not for the faint of heart. Uneven floors, steps and handrails demand caution, but the visit is well worth it. The English-speaking guide was very knowledgeable and the price was cheap for the attention she gave us. The shotgun pellets produced by this gravitational process are still sold through Latvia and the visit can include a stop at a shooting range. Easy to access via the tram and with parking available in the neighborhood, it’s worth a visit. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Written October 27, 2019
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Pasi K
3 contributions
Mototour Daugavpils
Jul 2019 • Friends
Like a timetravel into a history. We got a guided tour, a guide was a magnificent. She was a kindergarden teacher so we were in good hands. It was great to have a chance to use a shooting range. Really recommended.
Written July 21, 2019
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Paulius Y
Vilnius, Lithuania126 contributions
Must to see, do not miss it
Jul 2019 • Solo
You must to visit it, just check tour timetable on their website. The place is amazing, and the staff is super friendly. Unique place with unique stuff inside and unforgettable experience from the past and... from the top towers floor.
Written July 15, 2019
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mazavarna
Jelgava, Latvia4 contributions
Very Good place to visit
Apr 2019 • Family
Perfect place with history presence. Tour guide was perfect with exciting performance which take over even young generation.
Written April 25, 2019
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Matīss R
8 contributions
You don't want to miss it out!
Apr 2019 • Friends
Even I am Daugavpils local for 28 years I had never before visited Shot factory. Our guide Pavels (latvian tour) was amazing and attractive. We were led through the history of factory and processing of shots in very understable way so everyone can understand it. Of course the highlight was story about black accontant :)
Written April 7, 2019
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